Program Overview & Target Audience:
The purpose of this educational activity is to inform and educate the audience with the most current clinical advances in ophthalmology and highlight on-going research at the Scheie Eye Institute in the fields of anterior segment, retinal diseases, genetics, oculoplastic surgery, neuro-ophthalmology and ocular pathology.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Clarify new imaging methods in the evaluation of papilledema
- Identify factors related to severe vision loss in African-Americans with glaucoma
- Employ current concepts and practices in the surgical management of glaucoma
- Review insights into the prognosis, diagnosis and management of age related and other inherited forms of macular degeneration
- Discuss new diagnostic modalities and approaches to the management of ocular surface abnormalities and dry eye disease
- Identify and manage complicated oculoplastic cases in the pediatric age group
143rd Anniversary Meeting will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 21 - 22, 2017 at the Scheie Eye Institute, David M. Kozart Auditorium – Lower Level, 51 North 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Directions, as well as suggestions for parking on the University of Pennsylvania campus, will be emailed to you a few days prior to the conference.
There is no registration fee to attend this course; however pre-registration is required. The registration fee includes attendance to the conference, a course booklet and a link to view the presentations online. Continental breakfast, mid-morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch is also included with registration. Please see the top of the registration form for mailing information.
Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms is being held for registrants under the name of the Scheie Eye Institute Event, at The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA, 215-546-9000, until March 31st. Other hotel options are listed below and the hotels can be contacted directly.
The Inn at Penn (University City) .....................................215-222-0200
Hotel Monaco (433 Chestnut Street, Old City).............................215-925-2111
Sofitel Philadelphia (120 South 17th Street, Center City/Rittenhouse)......215-569-8300
Anniversary Dinner Registration:
The Anniversary Dinner will be held at The Rittenhouse Hotel on Friday, April 21 at 7:00 pm. To attend the dinner, you must RSVP to Karen Cope-Scarfo at email@example.com or 215-898-0832, you may also visit us online at pennmedicine.org/Scheiedinner2017. Registration for the course does not include registration for the dinner, you must register separately, but there is no fee to attend the dinner.
Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.